Type of Drug:
Indications for Use:
Theophylline should be used cautiously in neonates, patients with cirrhosis of the liver, the elderly, women in their third trimester of pregnancy, people with peptic ulcer disease, heart arrhythmias (except when the heart rate is too slow), and seizures.
Do not share this medication with anyone. It should be used only under the advice of physician.
What You Should Know:
Promptly report signs and symptoms of toxicity to your health care provider.
Common Side Effects:
- anxiety, restlessness, irritability
- more frequent urination
- shakiness, tremors
If these side effects don't go away, or become bothersome, contact your health care provider as soon as possible.
Serious Side Effects:
- symptoms of an allergic reaction, including severe itching, skin rash, hives, swelling of the face, lips or tongue
- nausea and vomiting
- rapid heartbeat, or feeling like your heart skips a beat
- feeling like you're going to faint, dizziness, falls
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. There could be more. Contact your health care provider for more information about side effects of theophylline./p>
- anxiety medications
- sleep medications
- cold medicines
- medications used for shortness of breath
- certain antibiotics or anti-infectives
- certain drugs for irregular heart beats
- certain seizure medications
- certain drugs used for surgery
This is not a complete list of drug-to-drug interactions. Talk to your health care provider before taking this drug to discuss your current medications.